Pillar 2: Security and Human Rights
of the Regional Strategy for the Stabilization, Recovery & Resilience of the Boko Haram- affected Areas of the Lake Chad Basin Region
What is it about?
The Security and Human Rights pillar is one of the nine pillars of the Regional Strategy. The formation and deployment of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has reduced Boko Haram's capacity and maintained control over the territory. Eventually, to achieve a secure return to civilian control, humanitarian and development actors need to work closely with the MNJTF in coordinated civil-military cooperation. There needs to be high levels of accountability and collaboration with national and local authorities.
The Security and Human Rights pillar has four strategic objectives:
- Enhancing support to MNJTF Operations: To enhance support to the MNJTF to enable it to continue to fulfil its mandate
- Reinforcement of Community Security and Restoration of Rule of Law: To enhance capacities for safety and security at the community level through increased responsive law enforcement that extends and safeguards the rule of law to all areas, as military forces clear the territory under Boko Haram control
- Management of Vigilantes: Disarmament and demobilization of vigilante groups is managed through appropriate national initiatives for their peaceful re-orientation and reintegration
- Promoting Human Rights: To ensure that security service providers operate at the highest levels of integrity and respect for human rights based on international and continental norms and standards, through effective internal and external oversight and accountability mechanisms. With appropriate remedial mechanisms to address alleged human rights abuses